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Riley, Burriss, Gaines, Arnold, Berry burial locations
Posted by: Laura Burress Thornton (ID *****9031) Date: June 23, 2002 at 08:45:15
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I'm planning to visit several cemeteries in the Anderson area in the next several days, and was wondering if anyone has any info to share with me about these places, and/or the specific plots I hope to find. Some of these folks lived in the Oconee area at some point, and some of their spouses and parents may have been buried there, as well. Here they are:

Shady Grove (Baptist Church?) Cemetery - Clarissa Arnold, b. 9/5/1804, d. 12/30/1890; hopefully her husband, as well, Rev. Nathaniel Gaines, b. 2/24/1798, d. 4/24/1878

Mountain Creek (Baptist Church?) Cemetery - Thomas Burriss, b. 1782, d. 12/2/1849; hopefully, his wife, too, Jane Davis (no info); their son, Reuben Burriss, b. 2/20/1807, d. 12/18/1884; his wife, Delilah, b. 10/1806, d. 10/28/1885; their son, Zera(h) Burriss, b. 2/24/1850, d. 12/19/1917; his wife, Clara Lou Riley, b. 7/28/1854, d. 8/9/1927. Please note that there seem to be many spellings for Burriss/is/ess (it could even be "Borroughs"), so I could be a bit wrong. Also, numerous Burris family reunions were held at this site: 8/23/1906; 1924; 1932; 8/15/1940.

Old Silver Brook Cemetery - Patrick Riley, b. 1740, d. 1823; his wife, Ann (no info); their son James Riley, b. 2/17/1776, d.5/3/1850; his wife, Nancy Taylor, b. 4/15/1782, d. 7/22/1856.

The "Old Burying Ground" near Gluck Mill - Joshua Burriss, b. 1724, d. 1804. I have no idea where this is (I have seen on a map an area in S. Anderson called "Gluck"); Maybe his wife is there, too, Sara Chamblee (no info).

I would also love to see any old property that any of these folks owned or lived on.

I shall now list the names of ancestors for which I don't have burial locations. Some of these may be in the Oconee area. Specifically, I want to find the graves of Susanna Broaddus and Edmund Pendleton Gaines, parents of Rev. Nathaniel Gaines; Ann Martha George and Rev. Henry Gaines, parents of Edmund Pendleton Gaines; Nancy Berry, Sarah Anthony, and Hudson Berry, Sr., mother, grandmother, and grandfather to Clarissa Arnold; and finally Frances Sara Gaines and William "Squire" Riley, daughter of Clarissa Arnold and Rev. Nathaniel Gaines, and son of Nancy Taylor and James Riley.

Many, many thanks,
Laura Burress Thornton

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